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ADD ADHD and Change of Schedule – – – ADD Tip o the Day 521

I changed my schedule. And Oh, my! Wake up. Pills, pills, and more pills. Kegl exercises (don’t ask). Quiet time. Check net. Breakfast and read paper. Brush teeth. And so my day is begun – Change of schedule But recently … Continue reading

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Retirement, Time, and Other ADD ADHD Illusions — ADD Tip o the Day 518

With ADD, ADHD, we tend to be interested in a lot of different things. When we moved to Santa Fe, I planned to cut down my practice. Then I would have time to do things on my wish list, like … Continue reading

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Causes of ADHD? — ADD Tip O the Day 517

Do we know the causes of ADD ADHD? We know that our brain circuitry and functioning and neurochemistry is different. Presumably, that comes from our genes (ADD ADHD tends to run in families, especially among males). We  have a lot of … Continue reading

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Piddling with ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 515

Do you piddle? I was going through my emails, deleting some and putting some into folders, which is like touching the same piece of paper twice, not really doing anything. I paid a bill and made a few to–do notes.  I … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD Tips From Homey— ADD Tip o the Day 514

Fresh out of ideas: Although we with ADD ADHD are supposed to be blessed by extra creativity, I am totally out of ideas this week, so I am just posting some of Homey’s great tips. thanks again, Homey. from Homey: … Continue reading

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Blurting Out — ADD Tip o the Day 511

We with ADD or ADHD have problems with blurting out; for example, saying the wrong thing to the wrong person at the wrong time. “Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?” Here’s some guidance on how … Continue reading

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New Brain Studies in ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 508

New studies using brain imaging: The studies show two types of network within the brain, a resting one and an active one. In children and adults with ADHD, the resting one does not function properly – two major parts of … Continue reading

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Beliefs and ADD ADHD, Controversies, part four – – – ADD Tip o the Day 505

A long article from derek halpern  says it better than I have, here’s an excerpt:   Here’s The Big Reason Why People Don’t Change Their Minds When Confronted With New Data It’s proven that when we’re confronted with information that … Continue reading

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“What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” – A New ADD ADHD Strategy — ADD Tip o the Day 504

What could go wrong? “I know, let’s invade Iraq and capture all those weapons of mass destruction. We have the best army in the world. What could go wrong?” “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome aboard. I … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD Controversies part two— ADHD Tip o the day 502

Confusing correlation and cause; confusing cause and effect The blog claiming that French children do not have ADD ADHD carries a number of comments from people  observing that when children  in their classroom are provided structure and discipline they behave well. They conclude that children actually … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD Controversy and Other FlimFlams – ADD Tip o the Day 501

Regarding recent writings questioning the diagnosis of ADD, ADHD and the possible misuse of Ritalin and other medications: Why is there such an increase in diagnosis of ADD ADHD in children? Increased awareness of ADD ADHD? Increased expectations of children, … Continue reading

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ADD and ADHD Blog — THIS IS IT ! ADD Tip o the Day 500

The best Tip o the Day so far: For most of us, our to do list is infinitely long and keeps growing, But – we need to work from a to do list that has five things maximum on it. … Continue reading

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Living with ADD from Dr. Robin Binnig — ADD Tip o the Day 498

This is from Robin, who is a psychologist,an ADHD expert, and an ADDer.  She tells it like it is.  And offers some of her tips. Robin: “Isn’t it something how we can miss ADHD for so long in someone?  I … Continue reading

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Do It Now — ADD Tip o the Day 496

This is a follow up on the “ADD ADHD and living 12 hours ahead” post. If I can do it now, I won’t need to do it then. There are a lot of strategies related to this: 1. It is … Continue reading

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Increase Self Control — ADD Tip o the Day 495

Ritalin May Increase Self Control If it does, this would presumably apply also to the other stimulants, Adderall, etc, as well as possibly to Straterra. This could be another hole poked in my belief that these medications do not help … Continue reading

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Sleep And ADD ADHD – – ADD Tip o the Day for 494

Sleep is very important with ADD or ADHD It makes a difference.  For one thing, if I don’t get enough sleep, my memory gets even worse.  So I have medicines to help me sleep, melatonin for sleep and gabapentin (Neurontin) … Continue reading

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Living with ADD ADHD 12 Hours Ahead — ADD Tip o the Day 493

  Living with ADD ADHD My wife said, “Doug, you’re always living twelve hours ahead!” I don’t think she meant it as a compliment. But she’s right, I do. Packing for a trip If I’m going on a trip, I … Continue reading

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I have ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 491

I have ADD ADHD, my attention span is short, I’m not good at passive, I’m impatient, so I don’t: -read long posts -watch u tubes -listen to comcasts -participate in webinars -always document my sources when I post -always check … Continue reading

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Labeling? Do you want to be labeled? — ADD Tip o the Day 490

New Controversy More recent controversy about ADD ADHD – about the harm of “labeling”.   Is there a difference between a label and a diagnosis? Boy, when I got a label I grabbed it and held on – “Oh, I have … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD Improvement!!

More good stuff from Jerry Bair:   10 Ways ADHD Adults Can Improve Themselves In Just 10 Minutes A Day   Like many adult ADHDers, there are a million things I want to do or improve in my life. Eat … Continue reading

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To Do Lists? — ADD Tip o the Day 489

“Lists don’t work for me!” Some people with ADD ADHD have told me that to do lists don’t work for them.  That may be so, because we are each unique, but my guess is they aren’t using them properly.  Then … Continue reading

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More On Esquire Article — ADHD Tip o the Day 488

The Esquire article was lengthy,                                                                       … Continue reading

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Beliefs, Where Do They Come From? — ADD Tip o the Day 487

According to research, we all do this, ADD ADHD or not: Most of our beliefs come from our emotional responses; we then dig up data to support them. If we come across information that refutes or doesn’t support our belief, … Continue reading

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Errors About ADD ADHD? — ADD Tip o the Day 486

Re recent outburst of sensationalized articles against the diagnosis and the treatment of ADD ADHD: “Kids are being given medicines to control their behavior.” No, kids are given medicines so that they can control their behavior – not get in … Continue reading

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The Non-strategy ADD ADHD Strategy — ADD Tip o the Day 485

We need strategies to deal with our ADD ADHD problems, but what if it doesn’t have to be a problem in the first place?  Sometimes it’s our attitude or our assumptions that make something into a problem.  Tom has a … Continue reading

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Overcoming Overwhelmed — ADD Tip o the Day 484

Structure: Routine,Schedule With my ADD ADHD I need structure, which comes from routine and schedule.  Some people don’t like routine and schedule; it makes them feel confined and they prefer free wheeling and spontaneous.  For me, that is not freedom, … Continue reading

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“Organizing Clutter” —- ADD Tip o the Day 480

Thought that was an interesting title, assume it means moving the clutter around into different piles? With our ADD ADHD we are indeed prone to clutter, and can’t find stuff, and don’t function as well in disorder and mess.  It’s … Continue reading

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Stop with ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 479

STOP is a very useful technique for ADD ADHD.  It cuts down on impulsiveness and can help deal with feelings  – “upset”, angry, confused, frustrated, demoralized, etc. It’s an awareness practice, which can help us decrease getting caught up in … Continue reading

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Overgeneralizing with ADD ADHD – ADD Tip o the Day 478

Overgeneralizing isn’t a feature of ADD ADHD particularly, but it seems rampant everywhere. There are two main types, the personal and the universal. “I took medication X (ritalin, adderall, sterrata, wellbutrin, etc) and and had horrible side effects.” Yes, OK, … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed!! Living with ADD or ADHD – ADD Tip o the Day 477

I’m pretty good at seeing other people’s ADD ADHD problems and offering good advice; it’s very hard for us to see ourselves. Finally got the message I finally read the signals: 1. Rerun of old dream about college – haven’t … Continue reading

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Homey WOW! congratulations

Homey i just saw your fix up project – i can’t do that kind of stuff, I ‘m handyman challenged as well as technologically challenged.  I’m impressed with all you are doing – a lot!! anything i try involves at … Continue reading

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One and One, A New ADD ADHD Strategy — ADD Tip o the Day 476

ONE AND ONE With ADD ADHD we need structure and organization – are these strategies too?   Since retirement, I’ve been flopping around in circles, so I’m trying One and One.  One focus for each day and One task from that … Continue reading

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Procrastination, Thy Name Is ADD ADHD — Tip o the Day 475

So here I sit, piddling around, looking at e mails, wasting time, avoiding writing the next blog post, which is on procrastination- in other words, procrastinating- when this procrastination post pops up in my e mail. Coincidence??  You decide. So … Continue reading

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“Everybody has a little ADHD.” — ADD Tip o the Day 474

“Everybody has a little ADHD.” Have you heard that before? Yes, but some of us have a whole lot of it and almost all the time.  That’s different. The quote above is from an article that actually has some good … Continue reading

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Music – Studying, or for any Task Needing Concentration —- ADD Tip o the Day 473

With ADD ADHD, studying and learning can be a challenge, but there are a lot of good strategies.  I regret not knowing where this post came from, but it’s good: I know maybe some of you have used this before … Continue reading

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Use Of Acetaminophen In Pregnancy Tied To AD/HD‏ ? — ADD Tip o the Day 472

This is of interest if you have ADD or ADHD, and of concern if you are pregnant or at risk for pregnancy (I chose that term deliberately, a little touch of humor?).  This is an example of the murkiness and … Continue reading

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Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 471

The new E book, Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD, 365 Tips o the Day, hasn’t got many reviews yet, tho it is starting to sell pretty well, thank you all.  So when I got a bad review, it … Continue reading

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Piddling, Dithering, and Procrastinating — ADD Tip o the Day 470 some other post

With ADD ADHD, we know it’s hard to get started, to get to something, especially if it might be difficult or unpleasant.  Right?  And we can find ourselves involved in all kinds of distractions – piddling. Now I’m retired; it’s … Continue reading

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Stay On Task In Spite of ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 469

Seems to me the primary basic problem in ADD ADHD is that we can’t focus when we need to.  Just telling someone to “focus” isn’t all that helpful; in fact, if we could focus, we probably wouldn’t need to reading … Continue reading

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Happy Valentines Day, to Everyone Who Loves Someone with ADD or ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 468

My wife has stuck with me with my ADD all these years.  OK, she has had some complaints sometimes, but she has been very helpful.  I couldn’t have made it without her. She picks up a lot of the slack, … Continue reading

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Dystechnologica — ADD Tip o the Day 467

With ADD or ADHD, or possibly with aging(?), it is possible to be over whelmed by technology. Why do half my posts suddenly turn bold and why can’t I unturn them?  Why do my posts and Emails suddenly turn to … Continue reading

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Medications for ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 466

Here is Dr Pomery on the ADD ADHD meds: David Pomeroy MD Private Practice in Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD The AMA actually does not take positions on clinical treatments, but the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy … Continue reading

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Momma Puts ADD ADHD Strategies To Use — ADD Tip o the DAY 465

There is evidence that the ADD ADHD strategies work.  This in from Momma who had some questions: Thank you so much for breaking down the cards/lists strategies for me. I know I asked a lot and I appreciate your taking … Continue reading

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Cards and Lists, Help for ADD ADHD, for Momma — ADD Tip o the Day 464

The Red Card Momma asked for details about how to use the card system for ADD ADHD.   So: First, red card for the to do list, limited to 5 things.  That’s the tasks for today, tho may not get all … Continue reading

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The Best ADD ADHD Post — ADD Tip o the Day 463

I just read what may be the best ADD ADHD post ever, from Homey (Patty).  I will not copy it here but give you the link.  It is great! overwhelmed by homey It’s worth it. doug other overwhelmed links (it’s … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD Ideas from Others, and Endorsements — ADD Tip o the Day 462

The purpose of the books is to help people with ADD ADHD live better, tho I admit there is no objection to making a profit too .  This nice note is from my sister, who does not have ADD or … Continue reading

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Schedule,Routine,Blocks of Time — ADD Tip o the Day 461

Momma complains of totally disorganized, out of whack, doesn’t know how to start.  For ADD ADHD, that is disaster.  Momma, I don’t know you personally and I don’t know your circumstances, so this is one way to start but you … Continue reading

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How to Use Cards, etc, for ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 460

Momma has suggested more details about using cards, lists, small steps and priorities for adult ADD ADHD.  And some other questions. This will take a few posts. CARDS: the red card, list of five, things to be attempted today. Limit … Continue reading

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I don’t buy it – The war on ritalin — ADD Tip o the Day 459

The New York Times seems embarked on a war against ritalin or adderall for ADD ADHD. Why? I’ve read some of these articles, some I scanned, some I just read the titles.  I don’t have time and I do have … Continue reading

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More on Structure, Routine, and Schedule for ADD ADHD -ADD Tip o the Day 458

With ADD or ADHD, we need routine and schedule, in order to have structure in our lives.  Maybe this is less important for vanilla people, who are free to live in the moment and be spontaneous and just follow any … Continue reading

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